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Webinar: The Car Ride Home – Being a Good Sport Parent

Friday March 12th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. MT

This series is a joint collaboration of Sport North and SIRC.

This webinar is FREE and open to residents of the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.

About the webinar

Parents play an undeniably important role in the lives of young athletes. Parents provide opportunities for participation, serving as role models, and helping athletes make sense of their sport experiences. The car ride home after a game or practice offers a “window of opportunity” for parents and athletes to debrief about games and practices – how they did, what they saw, and how to make sense of what happened. The ways that parents engage with their children after the sport event has the potential to impact their child’s enjoyment and ongoing participation in sport. This webinar will discuss some suggestions for messages you can share with your athletes to enhance their experience with sport.  

About the speakers

Dr. Katherine Tamminen is a faculty member at the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Her research in sport psychology examines young athletes’ experiences in sport, parent-athlete interactions, and stress and coping among athletes. Katherine works with athletes, parents, and coaches as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and as a sport psychology consultant to help individuals improve their performance and overall experiences in sport.

Youth athletes holding a team NWT sign on the bleachers